At Cleaver Fulton Rankin we are acutely aware that each client’s commercial contracts are critical to their business whether because they represent opportunities to secure or increase revenue and profits, manage commercial risk and liability or the basis upon which the business can protect itself from competing third parties. With this in mind, we strive to provide advice which cements the deal as quickly as possible but which never loses sight of the overall commercial imperatives.

Our commercial contracts team has a long standing reputation for providing sound practical advice to clients in both the private and public sectors and across a wide range of industries and sectors.

More specifically, we are able to advise businesses on compliance issues, in particular those arising from consumer protection legislation such as trading standards, consumer finance or credit issues and relating to data protection, advertising and direct marketing.

Such experience and commercial insight allows us to support our clients in developing and protecting their most valued commercial relationships.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Standard terms and conditions or bespoke agreements for the purchase or supply of goods and services
  • Agency, introducer or distributor agreement
  • Outsourcing and services agreements
  • Franchising including sale or purchase of existing franchise businesses, review and/or negotiation of franchise agreements or master franchise agreements and their termination
  • E-commerce
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Joint venture and strategic partnering agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Advertising, branding and media contracts
  • IT/software agreements including developer agreements
  • Research and development agreements
  • Procurement advice

Why Us?

Our Commercial team has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of contracts. Our clients appreciate that we take the time to understand their businesses whilst also delivering accurate and relevant advice as quickly as possible.

Our Corporate team have been recommended in The Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2015 which notes that, “Their contractual work was exceptionally good.”

We have also been recommended in The Legal 500 2014 who have stated that, “The team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin impresses with excellent responsiveness and business acumen.”